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  • #159309

    Orang_Utan
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    I agree with you is the quality service in your university is in doubt judging from your English writing standard.
    This word “fenomenal” is only understood by people in your university who claim the standard of “matrikulasi” is same as STPM.

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    #147120

    Orang_Utan
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    Why don’t you spend more resources on new product planning instead of waiting your customers tell you all sorts of unhappiness. May be you are looking for another six sigma project?

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    #147119

    Orang_Utan
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    I thought promotion for website is not allowed in this forum.

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    #146516

    Orang_Utan
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    Six Sigma is not about statistics theory.

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    #145859

    Orang_Utan
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    Effect in C&M is your process outputs.

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    #145812

    Orang_Utan
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    I see management is too greedy to chase after many unplanned goals without considering TOC on their people.

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    #145808

    Orang_Utan
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    Too many cooks spoil the soup. Too many tools spoil the success.A company I know is running three types of CI i.e. six sigma, TPM and task force (kaizen) under different departments by a same group of people simultaneously.The end result is their resources are spread out too thin and CIs are out of focus.

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    #145804

    Orang_Utan
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    This is only six sigma royalty free ebook I found in the internet. The ebook is a publication from Asian Productivity Organization for educational use only.

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    #145399

    Orang_Utan
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    There are IT people were using Taguchi DOE to find KPIVs and reduce 100% code testing to just 20 %.

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    #145379

    Orang_Utan
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    I was bit late compared with you. I remember almost no wafer fabs exist in Asia outside Japan in 70s.

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    #145376

    Orang_Utan
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    Honda calls their CI as TQC, same as Fujifilm.

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    #145375

    Orang_Utan
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    Many forum softwares can keep a backup copy in your PC in case there is server communication problem with your PC.Copy and paste is not a six sigma solution for we users. iSxisigma.com shall improve the software if they preach six sigma concept. :-(

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    #145374

    Orang_Utan
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    I assume you refer to this
    http://www.advanced-projects.com/APICS_study.htmThe authors of “Continuous Improvement Trio: ….” did not infer 20 times and 10 times kinda nonsense stuff. I can come out another simpleton’s conclusion also, TOC stand-alone is contributing nothing (0%) without both lean and six sigma tools. :-)In mathematic wise, using a percentage point contributed by each plant to add up a total savings for all plants is OK for me.But making a comparision across plants is not a simple and straight forward dollar vs dollar saving comparision. Many factor the authors have to consider such as product value added, product cycle time, maturity of plant, product volume, number of project per plant, number of manhour allocated, etc.For instance, a CI project in a plant making high-end server usually saves more money compared to another CI project in a low-end cellphone plant; a CI project for a product in early cycle time usually reaps more savings than a matured product.

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    #145359

    Orang_Utan
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    Andy, I have no objection to any name people wanted to call their system. :-)The fact presented in a million readerships newspapers must be correct and not bias.Are you in celebration mode? We are off for the next week for two major festivals.

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    #145357

    Orang_Utan
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    For me TOC is a commonsense bottleneck concept.

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    #145356

    Orang_Utan
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    Simon Wong?,I seocnd you, LSS is a three letters word, leaner than four letters word, lean. LOL

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    #145353

    Orang_Utan
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    The authors of this research paper have not gut to come down on this kind of simpleton’s conclusion.Besides the mathematic error pointed by you. Its linearity assumption still needed to be validated.The savings due to lean and six sigma in 6 plants applied TOC, Lean and Six Sigma not necessary same as standalone lean or six sigma in other plants. These factors may be compounded.

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    #145352

    Orang_Utan
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    Sorry, my mistake. The authors of this research paper did not draw 20 and 10 times more effective kind of conclusion.

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    #145350

    Orang_Utan
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    http://www.scientificbusinesssolutions.com/page6.htmlThe conclusion drawn in above article written by two PhD holders is a full of fallacy.If you read and scrutinize the orginal text, the article does not say TOC is applied standalone. Lean and Six Sigma are applied subsequently after TOC analysis.The correct conclusion as per their research data shall be {TQC+Lean+Six Sigma} is twenty times more effective than Six Sigma and ten times more than lean.The chart also does not show TOC alone is contributing 20 times and 10 times than six sigma and lean respectively.That consultant is manipulating a research data to mislead third world people like me. I will write an email to the papers editor.Anyway, I am using TOC first before zooming in with lean (was IE) or six sigma (was TQC) since my first job as IE. :-)

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    #145326

    Orang_Utan
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    Great, some projects did by university students are called BB project samples.

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    #145325

    Orang_Utan
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    You are comparing an apple and an orange. Academic and industrial  life is different.

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    #145324

    Orang_Utan
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    Agree. Some people are very weak in basic statistics, it is better to learn from the basic first. Six Sigma is unlike stupid ISO9000, you need some brain powers to learn the subject.
    A black belt “trained” by George Group Australia came in to my green belt class to re-learn all basics. I do not mean Geoege Group’s trainer is poor, but simply put everyone in BB class is not always a correct decision. 

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    #145323

    Orang_Utan
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    This more than 13 years ago slide shall shutting off claim from those professed “sensei” in TBM and George group that lean six sigma is their “invention”.
    They are other people combining quality and speed under a system prior to 1993. Oliver Wight is also not the first one to do so.

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    #145321

    Orang_Utan
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    Keep on arguing whether lean or six sigma is better is meaningless.
    Chinese ex-paramount leader, Deng Xio Peng has a famous saying, “Regardless it is a white or black cat, as long as it can catch a mouse is a good cat”.

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    #145319

    Orang_Utan
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    Andy, will email you. Will serve you Kajang satay when you are in Asia. :-)

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    #145260

    Orang_Utan
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    Of course I do not understand quality as per UK ISO9000 standard from day one.  LOL
     

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    #145259

    Orang_Utan
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    The consultants were HP retirees with hands-on experience in TPS. HP is among the first American company looking at TPS in early 80s. The consultant did not say kanban is a physical card hanging in the plant. The message is inventory is a horrible waste which can be reduced with JIT system.
    Just be alerted not all Japanese are “sensei” in JIT like their counterparts in Toyota.
     

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    #145249

    Orang_Utan
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    Mr. Michael Marx,(see your company’s feedback mailbox also)Please make sure your forum moderator knows what is copyrights law first before simply deleting my post again.How a crossed useless slide is violating copyright? Somehow the slide also is mainly used as a proof to support an intellectual discussion.

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    #145248

    Orang_Utan
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    I think my posting with a link was deleted by moderator. Already lodge a complaint with Michael Marx on his forum moderator.

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    #145247

    Orang_Utan
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    Mr. Michael Marx,
    Please make sure your forum moderator knows what is copyrights law first before simply deleting my post again.
    How a crossed useless slide is violating copyright? Somehow the slide also is mainly used as a proof to support an intellectual discussion.

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    #145246

    Orang_Utan
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    Obviously, you do not understand the copyrights law in the majority countries. Most copyrights law allows 5 to 10% duplication/photocopy work on any copyrighted materials for non-commercial or educational purpose. I also intentionally put a big cross on the slides to make them useless for commercial usage.

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    #145231

    Orang_Utan
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    This more than 13 years ago slide shall shutting off claim from those professed “sensei” in TBM and George group that lean six sigma is not their invention.

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    #145229

    Orang_Utan
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    Japanese will teach you it’s better not drinking too much water. A good anology of over consumption in your troubled backyard.

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    #145227

    Orang_Utan
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    A “World-class Performance” lecture conducted by Oliver Wight consultants at my ex-company premises in 1993 was using sea water level as inventory anology.I can scan and share a few pages of its training slides if someone requests for them.The lecture topic is TPS and TQM integration under a similiar today’s lean six sigma approach. In nutshell, Michael George is not the first consultant in mooting out lean six sigma idea.The funny thing is some “sensei” grade consultants in UK are so high about such old idea. :-)

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    #145220

    Orang_Utan
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    You can buy multicolor belt certificates from Manila printer shop with a few bucks to enrich your CV. :-)

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    #145218

    Orang_Utan
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    Mikel Harry may sue you for using his black belt service mark if your company is in US.Insofar I have no knowledge that anyone was sued by Motorola for using “Six Sigma”.

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    #145217

    Orang_Utan
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    Already exposed a pseudo sensei in UK who is providing “free” green belt and toolkit. LOL

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    #145183

    Orang_Utan
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    Your personality does not make you a bad consultant. Sincerity, professionalism and your know-how are factors counted at the end  of the day.

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    #145168

    Orang_Utan
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    When tools like ANOVA is owned solely by Six Sigma?I remember clearly that prior to six sigma term is coined, IE students have to learned SPC, hypothesis, etc. stuffs.

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    #145166

    Orang_Utan
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    Agree. A Japanese company I worked for gives line stop order to all first line operators and QA inspector.Amazing part is the plant MD/CEO has no authority to overide line-stop decisions until a short-term correction action(s) is in place and a long-term preventive action(s) is in futre action list. The line-stop order is lifted only after internal customer is fully satisfied.UK people are so good to churn our all sorts of nonsense ISO and other standards in the past 50 years. A tangible gain for them is certification fees and consulting service charges.

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    #145165

    Orang_Utan
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    In kanji, sensei is a honorable title for a respectable profession like teacher.Agree with you, sensei is someone with inside out in-depth knowledge and skill sets in their own field through decades of practising and learning.These consultants are considered outsiders to many fields, but calling themselves as sensei is insulting to “sensei” real meaning.

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    #145163

    Orang_Utan
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    Seems that UK company’s professional standard is damned low.

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    #145162

    Orang_Utan
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    Agree. A Japanese company I worked for gives line stop order to all first line operators and QA inspector. Amazing part is the plant MD/CEO has no authority to overide line-stop decisions until a short-term correction action(s) is in place and a long-term preventive action(s) is in futre action list. The line-stop is lifted only after internal customer is fully satisfied.UK people are so good to churn our all sorts of nonsense ISO and other standards in the past 50 years. A tangile gain for them is certification fees and consulting service charges.

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    #145076

    Orang_Utan
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    It’s not a strange happening if I see more consultants call themselves as sensei. I just hope they understand the real meaning of sensei. :-(

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    #145075

    Orang_Utan
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    I got a peep on MindPro, it’s not worth to purchase the material.

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    #145048

    Orang_Utan
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    Expose a free green belt and toolkit scam is already a great service to isigma.com community.

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    #144900

    Orang_Utan
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    I can knock a nail into a plain wood with my shoe heel. It’s a right tool I use?

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    #144892

    Orang_Utan
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    Variation covers both time and process variation.Cycle time fluctuation isn’t a time variation? Process variation is not a waste?According to your vague definition, I can use lean to solve process variation and six sigma to solve cycle time fluctuation.

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    #144884

    Orang_Utan
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    I think HK is using a same concept with QFD except throw in a democratic catch-ball session.

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    #144883

    Orang_Utan
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    The genuine Orang_Utan does not understand what bulldog is trying to say except this poor clone. LOL

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    #144879

    Orang_Utan
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    My experience says that same thing exists in Europe as well. I have been practising six-sigma in europe for 20 years and after I couldnot do much in Europe, I tried to do something in China, but I was not successful.
    So nothing new experience according to me.
    Orang_Utan

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    #144875

    Orang_Utan
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    There are numerous China mainland companies already adopting Six Sigma such as Haier, TCL, Boasteel and many other small Asian suppliers for US MNCs. Whether SS is already embedded into their corporate culture still need to be proved.

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    #144873

    Orang_Utan
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    I do not say QFD is not a right tool for cascading down vision and goal, what I emphasized is HK soft side which cannot be learned from textbook. Two-way communication to creat actionable plans for attaining a company’s vision is the beauty part of Honshin Kanri.

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    #144857

    Orang_Utan
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    Flextronics and Johnson Electric (I do not know are they pure Asian companies??) are looking for experienced BBs, not newly graduated BBs.I did meet up with a HK government’s CI guy, but he shown no interest on Six Sigma. :-(

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    #144856

    Orang_Utan
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    Obviously you are just a toolkit salesman without the subtle knowledge on cultural part of HK.

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    #144855

    Orang_Utan
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    HK involves two-way communication. The goals are cascading from top management to lower level staff first. There is a session called catch-call, you and your manager can negotiate and agree on consensus and realistic goals. Sometimes, your manager has to bring back the goals to his/her superior for revised if you and your manager feel unrealistic goals are passing down to you and your subordinates.There is a democratic element in HK process. It’s not unusual the goals with acitonable items are flowing up and down several times before it being finalized.PDCA cycle is used to design and follow up HK since HK is a Japanese way of doing thing.

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    #144849

    Orang_Utan
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    You are missing a point here. Doing improvement is supposed to be your daily job whether you are black belt or not. People in the Western companies have to be trained in BB because they are too weak and clueless to perform their paid “improvemen” duties.After completing 2-3 years BB assignment does not mean you are great to be CEO or whatsoever. You are merely qualified to be in the payroll with your BB.

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    #144847

    Orang_Utan
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    A US public listed company I worked for using a lot Hoshin Kanri in annual goal setting, but the company was wound up two years ago. FYI, I left the company in 1995. :-)One main problem is the metric’s scope too narrow, only product yield and DPU data is tracked and communicated to low level staff.How these metrics correlated with my IE job?

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    #144846

    Orang_Utan
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    My view is lean exposes weakest link in the supply chain and Six Sigma fixs those imperfect quality link.

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    #144845

    Orang_Utan
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    A friend of mine who is working in a China based plastic molding SME was forced to apply six sigma due to the pressure from a main customer. Whether it’s a fruitful result or not, I have to check with him.There is no reason why six sigma cannot be applied in SME. Six Sigma is not a rocket science anyway.

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    #144755

    Orang_Utan
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    I hope you did work as a BB and also experince in providing trainng to new BB/GB.I am not mistaken, a ton of BB/GBs do not want to understand their process and just collecting data blindly. Instead of spend 80% time on the gemba to observe, study process and collect reliable and needed data, majority of BBs are plain lazy and assigning someone to collect data for them. What they do is to spend 80% of their time in so-called analyze data with Minitab and produce very nice reports.

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    #144754

    Orang_Utan
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    I exposed your free training scam. Now you feel hurt? Huuuuh

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    #144720

    Orang_Utan
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    Really? I have received a lot of great free money offers from Nigerian scam.
    I do not see any different with your scheme if a person has to pay for poor quality “unknown” free service. I believe this is an illegal business model in UK. If you were operating in my country, I will drag you to court for sure.

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    #144708

    Orang_Utan
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    If I find what I learn from you is full of garbage, then I shall be penalized for leaving. This is a nonsense free service I even seen.

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    #144705

    Orang_Utan
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    Many people trained in six sigma are too lazy to understand their process and by hoping Minitab will solve all problems for them.Mathematics is not an issue at all, is your willingness to dirty your hands and learn the process in the gemba.

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    #144670

    Orang_Utan
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    When I decided to remove all SPC wallpapers and WIP travellers in a new production line for IBM magnetic head assembly, the operators are the most happy lot.
    IBM auditor commented that she tried hard to convince IBM suppliers to eliminate all paperworks for last 20 years, but she failed to do so until she visited my former company’s plant in Asia.
    The result was production volume up 5 times, 30% floor space and better yield than old process designed by R&D team based in USA. Instead of hiring 1000 people to support ramp-up plan, we managed to run with less than 300 operators.

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    #144580

    Orang_Utan
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    So, you are saying that your evaluation says that software is the best??

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    #144527

    Orang_Utan
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    A VP from a US top bank based in Japan said he believed his support department in Japan is operating at 2-3 sigma level only.Toyota is not entire Japan is a very true statement.

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    #144493

    Orang_Utan
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    Abandon all sort of new management tools is too common in any organization if there is no permanent cultural and mindset change in their people mind.

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    #144491

    Orang_Utan
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    I rate any self-promoted software in this forum as a junk.

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    #144433

    Orang_Utan
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    This is updated info in your company’s websiteCourse:
    3 DAYS SHORT COURSE ON STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (SPC)
    Date : 7 – 9 October 2003
    Time : 9.00am– 5.00pmI think iSixsigma forum partcipants shall also feed you some 2003’s data.

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    #144431

    Orang_Utan
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    Find Cpk value under the capability analysis (normal) module, then multiple Cpk by three is your sigma level.

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    #144398

    Orang_Utan
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    With this sentencing technique and do no mixed up effect and cause.A failure mode is due to a cause(s) and resulting an effect.

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    #144397

    Orang_Utan
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    Yes, your KPIV identified in C&E matrix is your failure mode.

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    #144274

    Orang_Utan
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    Are you George Group’s reseller or consultant??

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    #144269

    Orang_Utan
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    Sick Sigma is more powerful I guess. Sick Sigma practitioners make this forum worthless with many non value-added postings.

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    #144057

    Orang_Utan
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    Another six sigma = statistics program.

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    #144056

    Orang_Utan
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    The graph clearly show that there are special causes in that simulated six sigma process.You shall compare 3-sigma common causes against 6-sigma common causes, not against 6-sigma common and special causes. Apple vs orange is not an appropriate comparison.

    The term used by Bill Smith is shift in the mean, not drift in the mean.

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    #144054

    Orang_Utan
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    Click the “Read the Forum Guide to Good Etiquette: before you say something again.Dominic knows what I mean.

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    #144040

    Orang_Utan
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    Stop your free ad.

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    #144039

    Orang_Utan
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    One German MNC uses lean approach and another Asia MNC uses six sigma method for a similar office paperwork reduciton project. Both are Fortune-100 listed company.First company takes one week while latter one takes 6 months to complete their project.

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    #144038

    Orang_Utan
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    Seems you have no real capability to comprehend information in the public forum.Do you own research at your uviversity library or approach Motorola directly if you are serious about this matter.

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    #144001

    Orang_Utan
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    My point is I trust more on Motorola ex-GM’s written record on six sigma historical facts than those self-proclaimed Motorola six sigma insiders.

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    #143997

    Orang_Utan
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    VOC – takt time
    VOP – cycle timeYou hit it right, non-IE always confuse lead time with cycle time.

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    #143996

    Orang_Utan
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    Unfortunately Bill Smith did not leave any trait about your shift story. Many conjectures about shift are not from him.

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    #143994

    Orang_Utan
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    A bunch of ex-Motorola staff who involved directly in Six Sigma since 80s are still around. I am still talking to many faces show in an old photo at Mario’s website.Motorola Malaysia ex-GM, Roger Bertesen published a white paper before he retired. That paper is a first hand account about the birth of six sigma.

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    #143992

    Orang_Utan
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    A white paper written by a former Motorola VP mentions that the historical long- term shift of 1.4 to 1.6 std dev was found, not 1 to 2 sigma as you highlighted.3.4 DPMO is a long-term goal, not short-term. Short-term goal shall be 2 DPB(billion)O.

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    #143947

    Orang_Utan
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    Because Motorola quality was stink in late 70s. Their marketing people felt pretty “sick”. :-O Actually Japanese semicon companies were operating at 4 to 5 sigma level at that point of time. Motorola must set a higher target in order to beat their competitors. So, 6 sigma is a logical and rational choice.

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    #143906

    Orang_Utan
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    There is potential problem analysis in Kepner-Tregor problem solving which is fairly similiar with FMEA but is in simpflied format.Kepner-Tregor steal the FMEA idea and patented it to make theirs IP. Shame!!

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    #143905

    Orang_Utan
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    I have a free e-cookbook on bencmarking. Put your email here if you are interested to get a copy.

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    #143876

    Orang_Utan
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    Learn this word “copyrights” first.

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    #143875

    Orang_Utan
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    Why must be more than 21 points? Why not 10 points or 50 points or others?Any logic behind your conjecture?

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    #143813

    Orang_Utan
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    I suggest you order all sorts of certificates from Manila or Shenzen if your goal is papar chase. :-) I have seen 15-page length resume with tons of certificates. I quickly pressed “Del” button to get rid of potential severe headache.

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    #143811

    Orang_Utan
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    Now I have a practical issue. Power blackout is a commone or special cause?

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    #143764

    Orang_Utan
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    Shame on you, you are ignorant plus arrogant.Go read histroy on Dr. Deming. He was RE-recognized as a guru in America only in 80s after a TV show called “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?” was aired by NBC. He gave his first lecture in Japan in 1950 to Japanese managers. No one in America believe his philosophy except Japanese until America was in deep trouble against Japanese product quality in 80s. Six Sigma based on Deming’s variation concept was born as a response to this challenge.The highest quaity award in Japan is Deming award, not Malcom Baldrige award.

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    #143758

    Orang_Utan
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    Fact 1: Dr. Deming is an academic?? He was first rejected by American people for being a practitioner.Fact 2: 3.4 DPMO was not mooted by Mikel Harry.Fact 3: Six Sigma costs nothing to Ford and GM. Is their people own mindset and attitude costs them a lot.

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    #143757

    Orang_Utan
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    How you get P value=0? No way!

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    #143729

    Orang_Utan
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    Ask Dr.Wheeler how much money saved for the society with his indepth knowledge on SPC compared to “incompetence” Six Sigma?This is main difference in the mindset for an academian and a practitioner.

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    #143645

    Orang_Utan
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    Learn a bit IE queuing theory will help.

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    #143623

    Orang_Utan
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    Not a single SPC chart was found in a 20,000 people Sony plant when I was a junior engineer with them.My humble observation is almost 100% failure rate of SPC in the real life. Only those with real time and data automated SPC system shows some positive results.

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